How to keep your e-mail inbox under control

03/25/2013 | CBS MoneyWatch

It's easy to get overwhelmed by the daily deluge of e-mails you receive, so it's a good idea to set aside a few half-hour segments to clear out your inbox, Dave Johnson writes. "During these windows of time, focus on email and email alone -- don't multitask," he writes. "You'll clean out your inbox faster and end up with more time for other tasks throughout the day." Create canned responses to deal with common types of messages, and try to deal with each e-mail only once, Johnson recommends.

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